I buy gloves like Imelda Marcos bought shoes.
I lie to myself that I'm looking for the "perfect work glove" but I know that no such thing exists.
One of my favorite though is pic related: Rig Lizard Oasis 2022
full hand impact protection
mesh back liner so breathable
good grip even when dealing with oil covered crap
high dexterity, only have to take them off for the most delicate of tasks
mesh rear liner, liquids and dirt make it inside
terrible in cold weather
What are your goto gloves?
Uhh, mechanix. Whichever I see first that have impact protection. I buy them on a pcard, so I'm not ordering odd-brand shit like 'rig lizard', and every other glove brand available in stores besides mechanix and monkey grip are shit.
the perfect one for me is
typical cheap cut resistant gloves with pu coatings
- cut protection
- no impact protection but i dont need it
- maximum dexterity as far as gloves can go
- good grip
the thing is, you can either have breathability or water resistance, and dexterity or impact protection, these things are mutually exclusive
>dexterity or impact protection
The ones in the OP will seriously surprise you in this regard. I can easily work with telecom wires with them on...not saying that they're the right kind for you, just more that glove design has gotten pretty advanced in the last few years.
Not very. The use the design where it's basically a flat piece of fabric that circles around the side and front of the finger. The top and bottom is attached to that. The seem is decently small, but more importantly, it's mainly out of the way from the work areas of the finger.
The ThornArmor gloves might fit your needs better: http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/thornarmor-3092.html
But, again, you're talking about a $40-$60 pair of gloves...
If you're wanting impact protection, there's also the Chrome Oasis (anything with oasis in the name means it's made with the breathable mesh).
Yeah, I guess I am kinda shilling for this company, but it's because I've used the shit out of them and love them.
my current go to glove
demolition and construction.
would like suggestions for other fair priced finger-less gloves
Have you used those thornarmor ones? I see them in catalogs, but never anyone using them.
I work in a mold shop and there's these pieces of fucking steel swarf about the size of a human hair, and even with leather palm gloves, they always manage to get into my fucking hands.
My problem is that I have to be able to change the tool head in the CNC machine without taking my gloves off every 5 minutes.
Boo. I'll go find a landscaping forum I guess
Leather gloves all the way, or fingerless with pool-over mittens (wool of course) if it s cold.
But then again I'm a geo so I don't have to touch the crud you guys do, just gotta hold my pencil. Hah
What about kevlar
Call me a cheap bastard but ive used the dollar store jersey gloves all my life. keep my hands relatively warm and protected and if they ever get fucked up i got another 20 pair in the truck